Local music-and-comedy show Snob Theater is hosting a night of laughs on January 31st at the Eureka Theater for this year’s SF Sketchfest. Produced and hosted by San Francisco comedian Shawn Robbins, Snob Theater places indie rock bands and comedians onstage together with intriguing results.
San Francisco’s own indie rock group Still Flyin’ are the musical guest (fun fact: two of the band’s songs were recently played on The Office “Pool Party” episode). Featured comedians include Chris Fairbanks (Fuel.TV, Comedy Central), Sheng Wang (Comedy Central), and Coree Spencer (Comedian on Comedian interviews). Tickets are $15, pre-order here.
We asked Mr. Robbins to recommend a few shows for readers to check out before the festival ends on Feb. 4. Read his thoughts below (after the jump):
W. Kamau Bell, Nato Green and Janine Brito, touring as Laughter Against the Machine, set the bar for smart and challenging stand-up comedy. I cannot recommend this enough but I will try. In addition, this specific show will feature previews of clips from their tour documentary and a Q&A moderated by Hiya Swanhuyser. You’re not going to regret catching this show. And if you do, I’m sorry we can’t be friends anymore.
If you haven’t heard of Joe Klocek’s successful monthly storytelling show (or his amazing ability to think on his feet and riff with an audience. Seriously, he brought a heckler onstage once – video) you have been missing out. No worries though, you can still catch this amazing line-up with Walk The Room host Dave Anthony, High School Quiz Show host Dhaya Lakshminarayan, and of course WTF Podcast host and veteran comedian Marc Maron as they share stories of “When Gigs Go Bad.” Lord knows I know what that feels like.